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Daksh Gupta appointed as an IMI Vice President

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has confirmed the appointment of Daksh Gupta, the former Group Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Motor Holdings plc and Vice President of BEN, as a Vice Pre…

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Garage Services Online to launch video mini-series

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Garage Services Online has just finished filming for the first of a new series of mini-videos aimed at helping independent garages run their businesses more effectively. Each quick-watch video will co…

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Schaeffler REPXPERT team breaks event attendance record

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Schaeffler’s REPXPERT award-winning service platform is known for its multi-tasking capabilities – from the TecDoc powered catalogue system with integrated repair and maintenance information, to the o…

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Richard Welland appointed to lead WAI Europe

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Global automotive electrical specialist, WAI, has appointed current UK managing director Richard Welland as President of WAI Europe, overseeing all European operations. The news comes as WAI’s UK and …

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BM Catalysts update SCR range as aftermarket eyes NOx reductions

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Leading manufacturer of hot end emissions products, BM Catalysts, has introduced further new references to its selective catalyst reduction (SCR) range. BM Catalysts is committed to ensuring the after…

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Comline EV steering and suspension range evolves with Volkswagen ID3 and Hyundai Ioniq

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Comline Auto Parts is developing its steering and suspension range for alternatively fuelled vehicles apace – perfectly illustrated by two new vehicle spotlights that focus on the Volkswagen ID3 and H…

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DENSO’s 2023 League of True Mechanics competition has begun!

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

The League of True Mechanics (LOTM) competition combines technical training with prizes worth more than £2,000, to give technicians throughout the UK and Ireland the opportunity to be named regional c…

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Launch Tech UK diagnostics and workshop equipment front and centre at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

Launch Tech UK enjoyed a successful exhibition of its latest workshop tools and diagnostic technology with thousands of garages and technicians in attendance at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham, h…

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Ring, ring – staycations are calling!

Date: Monday 26 June 2023

As the summer approaches, many Brits will be thinking about their annual holiday and one that’s been popular since COVID and was also boosted by the fantastic weather last year, is the staycation. Thi…

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Largest ever IAAF Golf Day hailed a success

Date: Friday 23 June 2023

The largest ever IAAF Golf Day has been hailed as a resounding success by participants and the Federation, with more than 100 players taking part at the Belfry PGA National Course on Thursday 22 June.…

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Support from HMRC: Webinars on payments of expenses and employee benefits

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

HMRC is running a series of live webinars to provide the latest information on how to deal with tax and National Insurance regarding expenses and benefits for both employees and directors. Webinar att…

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Banner Group posts record sales revenue

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Banner’s latest financial report serves to highlight the positive impact its ‘Agenda 2030’ Corporate Development Strategy is having on the Group performance as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of…

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TecAlliance's partner programme fuels global growth in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive aftermarket, celebrates the success of its new TecAlliance Partner Programme (TAPP) with over 250 registrations since …

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BM Catalysts is buoyant about the future of the combustion engine following a successful exhibition at popular aftermarket trade show, Automechanika Birmingham.

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

The leading supplier of hot end emissions products focused on future technology at the show, following a launch of further selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units prior to the exhibition. Continued …

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Arnold Clark Autoparts enjoys success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

Leading national motor factor Arnold Clark Autoparts has hailed the success of this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which was held at the NEC from June 6th-8th. Visitors in their thousands…

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The world’s largest storage battery facility delivered by GS Yuasa has entered service

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

In March 2023, the world’s largest storage battery facility (equipped with about 210,000 modules and 3.3 million cells), which was delivered to North Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation, a c…

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TerraClean-sponsored Turkington completes spectacular last-to-first recovery drive at Oulton Park

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

TerraClean-sponsored touring car ace Colin Turkington pulled off a stunning comeback to recover from starting last in race one, to win the final race of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) wee…

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BorgWarner to acquire Eldor Corporation’s Electric Hybrid Systems business segment

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

BorgWarner Inc. and Eldor Corporation S.p.A. have announced that they have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Hybrid Systems (EHS) busine…

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Schaeffler keeps up REPXPERT Millionaire campaign momentum

Date: Thursday 22 June 2023

After Markhams Garage in Kingsland became the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire in May, the question now is who will be the next winner as the campaign changes focus to INA engine syst…

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LKQ Corporation publishes 2022 Global Sustainability Report

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

LKQ Corporation has announced the release of its 2022 Global Sustainability Report, highlighting accomplishments across environmental leadership, employee engagement and diversity, safety and operatio…

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Steering technology of the future: HELLA supplies sensor technology for all-electric steer-by-wire systems

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the overarching umbrella brand FORVIA, has received several significant customer orders for the latest generation of steering sensors. This is an essenti…

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First Line Ltd. introduces 81 new references in range expansion

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Aftermarket specialist First Line Ltd.’s latest range expansion to its popular First Line and Borg & Beck product lines features 81 new additions. The latest range extension sees new products avai…

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WAI unveil branded FSDU for customers

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

WAI, supplier of rotating electrics, EV cables and portable chargers, has unveiled its new branded free standing display unit (FSDU) for motor factors to help maximise upselling opportunities. The new…

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Automotive aftermarket part of the solution to improve air quality, says TerraClean

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Decarbonising agent TerraClean says that the automotive industry should promote itself as part of the solution, not the problem, as the UK marked the seventh Clean Air Day on 15th June 2023. Poor air …

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FAI Automotive adds to growing range

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

FAI Automotive has unveiled its latest range expansion that sees the parts supplier adding 13 new references to its leading parts range, delivering a large product offering and wider vehicle coverage …

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Autosupplies Group crowns its Employees of the Year

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

The Autosupplies Group has named its winners of the group-wide Employee of the Year awards to recognise outstanding contributions to the company. Voted on by management across all three sites, the win…

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DENSO introduces a specific Sustainability page to its website

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2023

Reflecting DENSO’s commitment to achieve environmental sustainability and a carbon neutral future, the DENSO Aftermarket website now has a dedicated Sustainability section where it can showcase its in…

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JURATEK extends product portfolio with latest new-to-range

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

JURATEK has launched four new brake pads, four new calipers and one new brake disc as the brand expands its range to meet increased customer demand. The latest references join JURATEK’s extensive prod…

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The best just got better – Ring upgrades its MAGFlex Twist

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Following its policy to consistently develop and improve, Ring has upgraded its MAGFlex Twist to conform with EU laws that are coming into force and provide a new, better and brighter inspection lamp …

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WAI launches all-new rotating electrics references

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier, WAI, has expanded its range of alternators and starter motors with the addition of seven new references. Hot from the stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2023, WAI h…

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AS-PL: We've taken Birmingham and Istanbul, but we still don't have enough!

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

Last week was very intense for us. It started with three very busy days at Automechanika Birmingham, and then about 3000 km further, you could meet us again at the Automechanika Istanbul. And that's n…

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BorgWarner announces anticipated completion date of PHINIA spin-off

Date: Monday 19 June 2023

BorgWarner has announced that it expects to complete the spin-off of PHINIA at the end of the day on July 3, 2023, as outlined in PHINIA’s final information statement filing with the Securities and Ex…

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Automotive community gathers in record numbers at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Following a four-year absence, a record number of UK automotive professionals came together at Automechanika Birmingham, the most important trade event for the UK automotive industry. The 14,402 visit…

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SMP Europe makes successful debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

SMP Europe says its first time showing its leading engine management and ignition product portfolio, plus its engineering and manufacturing expertise at Automechanika Birmingham, was a “huge success”.…

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WAI chief executive scoops Entrepreneur of the Year award

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Ryan Moul, chief executive officer of leading rotating electrics supplier WAI, has been recognised as a winner in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for the Florida region. The awards were launche…

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Veterans’ charity scoops lottery grant following IAAF support

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

A charity supporting army veterans has won the National Lottery People’s Project grant public vote, after a swathe of support from the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). The Veteran…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts puts pedal to the metal to support Bolton's next generation of engineers

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts and Bolton-based Whitecroft Garage are getting local primary school kids revved up about automotive engineering through support for an eco-friendly electric vehicle (EV) kit car pro…

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IAAF members hail success of Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

IAAF members who exhibited at the recent Automechanika Birmingham 2023 held 6-8 June at the NEC, have hailed the success of the exhibition, which returned for the first time in four years. To see thei…

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Data shows beginning of Covid-19 MOT trend correction

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

Data from DVSA and the IAAF Garage Network suggests a levelling out of the MOT trend brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. More motorists are now resorting back to summer MOTs, having had the tes…

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DENSO’s Hybrid Blade wiper range renamed and repackaged to reflect its premium original equipment quality

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

The original equipment (OE) blade of choice by vehicle manufacturers (VMs) across the globe, the DENSO Hybrid Blade, is just 25mm in height, making it both wind resistant and unobtrusive, while still …

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Schaeffler speaks to Markhams Garage, the first REPXPERT bonus point millionaire!

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

“Elated and excited,” said Simon Powney from Markhams Garage in Kingsland, in response to being asked how he felt to be the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire. “We’ve been a REPXPERT us…

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English duo narrowly miss out on German final

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

England’s Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley were the pick of the NGK-sponsored riders at the Wölk FIM Speedway GP of Germany – Teterow. Both riders made the semi-finals, scoring ten points and nine points…

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Nic’s looking to be quick at Oulton Park

Date: Friday 16 June 2023

NGK Ambassador Nic Hamilton is in optimistic mood as the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) heads to Oulton Park this weekend. Thirty-one-year-old Nic, the brother of seven-time World F1 champion…

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EV ‘holy grail’ unlocked with launch of six-minute charge car

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Nyobolt, the pioneering UK-based developer of breakthrough ultra-fast-charging batteries, has revealed how its advanced battery technology can transform electric vehicles. Nyobolt is showcasing a vehi…

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First sustainable fuel for classic vehicles launches for public purchase in the UK

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The UK’s first publicly available sustainable petrol went on sale on 13th June, designed specifically for classic vehicles. The SUSTAIN Classic range will allow motorists to fuel their vintage vehicle…

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Ring and Osram make their mark at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Premium brands, OSRAM and Ring, both exhibited at Automechanika Birmingham at the NEC from 6th – 8th June, with huge success. The companies shared an impressive stand in hall 19 on stand M111, which p…

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Niterra attracts the crowds at Automechanika UK

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Niterra UK Ltd – owner of the renowned NGK ignition and NTK vehicle electronic brands – attracted hundreds of visitors to its stand at the Automechanika UK Show. The company boasted a host of attracti…

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Mountney joins Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation membership

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has welcomed automotive accessory supplier Mountney to its membership. Mountney was established almost 30 years ago and is a leading national s…

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WAI enjoys success at return of Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Leading rotating electrics supplier WAI has declared Automechanika Birmingham a success, following strong visitor interest in its starter motor and alternator product range, as well as its new electri…

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TfL and London Councils progress plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils are moving forward with plans to improve road safety in London by making changes to London's pioneering Direct Vision Standard (DVS) based HGV safety per…

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